Unbeaten Roberts claims Keith Moseley Memorial billiards title
Troy ‘Movements’ Roberts, known for his music-playing and plane-making skills, turned in a brilliant performance to win the first ever Keith Moseley Memorial four-ball billiards tournament, which was hosted by the Mackenzie Sports Club (MSC) as that entity seeks to encourage more membership following its recent elections.
Roberts was unbeaten after taking on Avery Trim and Stephen Grant in a three-way final, which began with Trim getting past Grant in a close encounter 100-96.
In his next game, however, Trim suffered a 100-80 defeat to Roberts, who then took home the bragging rights with a 100-99 thriller that crowned him the Keith Moseley Memorial champion as the contest ended at the MSC last Sunday.
In that final game between Roberts and Grant, Roberts took the advantage just past the halfway mark, and looked to be in good form before he lost control and had Grant catch him at 89; and, with a fine display, Grant led 99-97 before Roberts pushed past in a nail-biting finish 100-99, to leave Grant high and dry.
For his win, Roberts walked away with $15,000, while Grant collected $10,000 and Trim $5,000.
The organisers have said that two more tournaments are planned before this year ends: the Hardcourt Warde Classic in November, and the John Emmanuel Trim Memorial Classic in December.